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  1. So-called renewal policy of URA is now defunct in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heard that some flats bought here by rich mainlanders sit empty most of the time. It is also common knowledge that some money leaking out of the mainland to buy assets in Hong Kong, Macau ... Two articles in Property Post ('Residential home sales drop as new project launches dry up' and 'Market feeding perilously on the flow of hot money', September 9) added ...

  2. Firm to advance energy efficiency in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Interest in green building technology in Hong Kong has increased significantly over the past few years. Soaring fuel prices, increased public awareness and attention from Hong Kong government departments have led to greater awareness among property developers of the importance of using energy-saving technologies, both in new construction projects and the upgrading ...

  3. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...

  4. Hong Kong must press for clean, alternative energy

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unlike Hong Kong) of years of depressed property sales. Also, Macau is set to become the Las Vegas of Asia. On top of that, compared to Hong Kong, per square foot you can live very comfortably. ... by the fool's suggestion that 85 per cent of students accepted must be among the top 40 per cent in Hong Kong. Our children become drill robots. It is a half-baked idea. How can a school live ...

  5. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... in North America, are only warming to housing developments that connect to public transport hubs, in Hong Kong these transit-oriented developments seemingly have been a staple in property ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall- very tall- buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots ...

  6. A dead-end career in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry When he is old enough to ignore my advice, there are two careers in Hong Kong I will warn my young son to steer clear of when he grows up: pro-democracy campaigner and marine ... persists with a desire to study Hong Kong's coastal ecology, I will tell him the story of Brian Morton who retired last year as the head of the city's only marine research laboratory. ...

  7. 'Hong Kong boys' face floods probe

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The two are suspects in widespread illegal logging blamed for last week's disaster Two businessmen known as the 'Hong Kong boys' are under ... 1,400 people dead or missing last week. Officials said the devastation was exacerbated by widespread illegal logging. Officials had few details about the men's links to Hong Kong, Mr ...

  8. Direct elections will not ruin Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunday Morning Post, April 18). Mr Li spoke about how Hong Kong could be 'ruined' if democracy moved too quickly. I read his message not as pragmatic wisdom, but a threat. I suppose it is easy to scare Hong Kong people, considering how hard they were hit by the property price plunge, negative assets and unemployment in the late 1990s. But economic crises such as these happen ...

  9. Hong Kong doing all it can to reduce pollution

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premium rail fare In Hong Kong, railway fares are based on the property values of the station that you patronise. So you have to be ready to pay a premium to use the new KCRC facilities in Tsim ... by a joint technical study with Guangdong, by air quality data, and by satellite pictures over Hong Kong and the region. A reader criticised us for not using satellite image technology in assessing ...

  10. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as we have not seen significant rises in salaries. Hong Kong's people are still jittery about their job prospects. The GDP growth is only showing up in property prices and at checkout ... The headlines for most of this year regarding pollution in Hong Kong need an urgent and honest response from the government. In 1999, Hong Kong and Guangdong agreed to try to address ...




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